Step inside the magnificent surroundings of London County Hall and experience the intensity and drama of Agatha Christie’s gripping story of justice, passion and betrayal in a unique courtroom setting.
Leonard Vole is accused of murdering a widow to inherit her wealth. The stakes are high - will Leonard survive the shocking witness testimony, will he be able to convince the jury, and you of his innocence and escape the hangman’s noose?
Don’t miss this landmark stage production on London’s Southbank.
James Alper, Lily Blunsom-Washbrook, Jonathan Brenner, Simon Butteriss, Vicki Davids, William Donaldson, Joshua Glenister, James Hayes, Nick Hardie, Andrew Hollingworth, Peter Landi, Owen Oakeshott, Lauren O'Neil, Mandi Symonds, Naomi Taylor, Richard Teverson, Matt Weyland, Donnavan Yates
One of the friendliest open mics in town, West End Wendies is here to give you all the feels with an evening of Musical Theatre and Cabaret, hosted by the infectiously up-beat and talented, Tamasine Kimber! AKA The Girl in the Red Shoes who is a master of all things musical theatre, teaching the stars of tomorrow from her home studio, The Emerald Room! Expect sing-a-longs, top house pianists, themed evenings and a jolly good time. All abilities and genres are welcome but MT and Cabaret are the Wendies’ thang. We are delighted to have one of our longest running events back at Toulouse. If you think your joy-o-meter has been a bit low lately, book yourself a ticket now and embrace all the wonders of the West End Wendies.
Tonight’s show is a musical variety show, brought to you by actress/singer, Hannah Lebrecht as Delores in her first solo show at Toulouse! Expect a series of fun, loveable characters that all sing and dance! Hannah Lebrecht is an actress and singer who busks on the streets and takes her own shows to care homes. She has graduated from The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts with a post graduate degree in acting. Hannah has much experience performing and entertaining all sorts of audiences. She loves to be spontaneous and enjoys building a rapport with her audience. “I discovered her extra ordinary talent and versatility to shift from classical, soul, musical songs to a modern tempo. Very few performers can do such feat.” – Lorelei Leaver So join us for a theatrical, interactive and upbeat, Cabaret debut from a lovely and giving performer!
Kookie Blu presents: The Blu Palace Ball Kookie Blu invites you to embark on a magical journey with her fabulous friends as they explore one of the most celebrated Drag Balls, which debuted legendary Queens in West London’s Portchester Hall from the 1960s to the 80s. The Blu Palace Ball is a performance evening based on the photography of Robert Workman held by Bishopsgate Institute. Workman documented entertainer and drag icon Jean Fredericks on London’s Drag Ball scene. This will be a night to remember, so wear your best gown and enjoy the drama.
Step inside the magnificent surroundings of London County Hall and experience the intensity and drama of Agatha Christie’s gripping story of justice, passion and betrayal in a unique courtroom setting. Leonard Vole is accused of murdering a widow to inherit her wealth. The stakes are high - will Leonard survive the shocking witness testimony, will he be able to convince the jury, and you of his innocence and escape the hangman’s noose? Don’t miss this landmark stage production on London’s Southbank.
Touching, funny and utterly original, Freckle Productions’ delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Stick Man is back in town! What starts off as a morning jog becomes quite the misadventure for Stick Man: a dog wants to play fetch with him, a swan builds a nest with him, and he even ends up on a fire! How will Stick Man ever get back to the family tree? This award-winning production, from the team behind Zog, Zog and the Flying Doctors, Tiddler and other Terrific Tales, and Tabby McTat features a trio of top actors and is packed full of puppetry, songs, live music and funky moves.
The smash-hit, internationally acclaimed, award-winning, multi sell-out fringe phenomenon is back at Leicester Square Theatre with their version of Romeo and Juliet. There is no love lost between the Capulet and Montague families and everyone in Verona knows it. Certainly the only way to mend centuries of bad blood is by having two forlorn teenagers from opposite households fall in love with each other, right? Nothing that a swig (or two) of the finest spirits can’t fix! Featuring Shakespeare’s most famous feuding family, cousins without a cause, and so many faux deaths it makes daytime TV look good. Warning: Shit-faced Shakespeare absolutely 100% without a doubt will feature foul language and some nudity.
Global drag icon BenDeLaCreme, presents her latest critically-acclaimed narrative cabaret show, “BenDeLaCreme is...READY TO BE COMMITTED”: a hilarious and heartfelt spectacular that blends burlesque, comedy, and original music with her signature Terminally Delightful charm. After years of people asking the aggressively effervescent queen if she “can please settle down,” BenDeLaCreme is finally ready to tie the knot in something besides her corset. Now all she needs is a potential spouse. And a dress. And a cake. And the ability to consider others. Join the blushing bride as she tackles the pitfalls of love, marriage and romance. It’s a relay race to the altar as DeLa dodges pervy Grindr suiters, bitchy wedding cake toppers, and a visit from cupid himself in a limited engagement about the limitations of engagements. Written, directed, and produced by BenDeLaCreme, “BenDeLaCreme is...READY TO BE COMMITTED” showcases the superstar’s brilliance at its best, leading to sold-out residencies of the show in New York City and Provincetown in 2019.
For Queen And Country tells the remarkable true story of Major Denis Rake MC, as seen on the BBC2 programme, “Secret Agent Selection: WW2”. A musical theatre and cabaret performer, Denis was recruited by Churchill’s Special Operations Executive during World War Two as a spy and wireless operator. Dropped into occupied France, Denis was told to take on another identity so became a drag queen, entertaining Nazi Officers. Neil Summerville is Denis, “a beautifully restrained, nuanced and emotionally honest performer.” - WhatsOnStage.
The award-winning smash-hit comedy returns! Stars of the West End, Edinburgh Fringe, sell-out tours and Radio 4, Austentatious improvise a hilarious new Jane Austen novel each night, inspired entirely by a title from the audience. Performed in period costume with live musical accompaniment, no two shows are ever the same. Riotous, razor-sharp and completely unmissable, swooning is guaranteed. Limited run only – book soon!
Walking Blind is a new musical written by a 10 year old pupil Kayla Ayertey from William Torbitt Primary School. The story follows a young Ghanaian teenager who migrates to the UK to live with her Aunty and to forge a better life. She gets involved in very bad company and starts to struggle with the idea of identity. This musical will open conversations around identity and authenticity. There will be a Q&A after every performance and a chance to interact with the writer and cast. There will be a free glass of champagne before the show while audiences explore the art gallery by Kayla Ayertey. All paintings will be available for purchase and proceeds will go to supporting young painters like Kayla.
Resolution, the most anticipated event of The Place’s calendar returns! This year 66 artists across 22 nights showcase bite-size premiere performances at London’s boldest dance theatre. Don’t miss the ultimate pick ‘n’ mix festival of live theatre! Hannah Connor and Nadine Elise Muncey - Landscape No. 8 'It is very close to the ocean roar that occurs in the inner ear when a yawn is stifled. The roar that feels like thousands of fluttering wings radiating from the centre of the body' (Deborah Hay). In a world that never stops, where self-reflection, quiet and mindfulness have become paramount, this performance physicalises the power of becoming centred through an inner awareness. A duet exploring serenity and connectivity within the mind and body. Finding energy. Unearthing different states of being. Realising the present moment. Anhelo Collective - Anhelando After so much distance, time and isolation, how do we come together again? What does it mean to reconnect to your desires? How do you get back together with dance? Anhelo Collective is a group of three artists that work to resist the ways that we - as women, as dancers and as friends - are expected to come together. Anhelando is a brand new piece made for Resolution festival that explores all kinds of reunions, through live improvisation and recorded personal stories. Playful and sensitive, Anhelando is an expression of how dance and friendship help us to reimagine how we can be together. Content Warning: Some adult language ella|ella with MOŸ MOŸ collective - Matter of Course On stage, two clementines wonder about the wonders of life: Which reality do you wonder about? Your own or the spectators sitting next to you? matter of course invites you to observe and to be observed. On stage two dancers, two musicians and the spectators navigate ways to exist in the space together and separately. The show asks can you find the origin of something vaguely familiar in a different reality to yours? Is a parallel reality the place to look for answers? Frantic yet practical energy fills the space as the performers navigate the coexistence of different realities.
Resolution, the most anticipated event of The Place’s calendar returns! This year 66 artists across 22 nights showcase bite-size premiere performances at London’s boldest dance theatre. Don’t miss the ultimate pick ‘n’ mix festival of live theatre! Hsing-Ya - BLACK & WHITE BLACK & WHITE is an emotional solo performance by Taiwanese dance artist Hsing Ya, set on the beautiful island of Taiwan formally known as Formosa, an area steeped in multicultural history. Using contemporary dance, balloon, live music and a blend of traditional Taiwanese and western contemporary music, Hysing Ya seeks to unearth her roots and to express her personal experience of an east/west culture clash. It is about identity, East Asia, West nude, ethnicity, history, culture shock, female, race, language, contrast, symbol, abstract. Hannah Grace - SACRED AWAKENING: This Is Not My Skin SACRED AWAKENING is a multifaceted project which researches the physical and energetic states of the female body, namely its hormone system, womb, vagina and vulva. This Is Not My Skin is the third installment, and first live performance piece of this larger project. Through movement and song, This Is Not My Skin allows the audience to witness a journey of two female-inhabiting people become aware of and release their patriarchal conditioning, or ‘skins’ that aren’t theirs. This piece is inspired by the notion that the most radical way to heal is by returning to the body: returning to feeling. It comments on the constant fight/flight/freeze mode that patriarchal, capitalistic systems impose on the body, and how those states remove humans from being able to experience and process events. It speaks to systematic expectations of female sexuality, inter-relational rape and unspoken sexual abuse. How does one learn to feel so that they may heal? Content Warning: Sensitive content around the topic of rape is discussed in this performance, and there are sexual references made through movement and costuming. Age Restriction: 16+ Emma Stanworth - th\ud Weaving, intersecting, and meeting. th\ud explores the parallels between the tides, and the encounters we have between each other. Accompanied by an unsettling but poetic soundscape of thumps and bangs. You are invited to join us as the performers explore the dynamics of jumping into water, confront chance encounters and share the tale of a boat hitting a rock at sea.